There is an ancient mechanism in us: its name is fear. Even though it is necessary for our survival, we often get trapped in self-deception and fear the fear.
Let’s be honest; there might be none of us that can call himself “completely fearless”. Whoever claims otherwise, most likely became a victim of deception. One can have a positive attitude towards fear and perceive it as something manageable. Anxiety can be beneficial, as it might, for instance, prevent unpleasant experiences. If one is afraid or aware of the fact that meeting a car face-to-face on the street is frightening, it can save our lives.
Obviously, this fear had a significant impact on the human survival until today. Its effects on other elements of modern life make it a suppressed problem for many.
We’re taught to fear. And so it is not surprising that many of us assume the enemy behind every corner of human life. Where there is a trigger, there is a reaction, and so we respond within intense emotionality. But that’s a deception! Within all of these stressful feelings which guide us, we learn to fear even more — a self-made vicious circle.
Throughout we are drowning our freedom in favor of irrationalism, we do not understand that some “fears” might be smaller and less scary if one makes an effort and takes just a closer look. Very often, we then can realize that we fell victim to an unconscious deception.